Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm EDT
amount. the administration says that's not enough. >> we need to do something very big, very substantial to bring our long term deficit downs over time. we have to do that in a -- deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy that's still healing from the recession. >> everything they've told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. >> an agreement between party leaders isn't the end of the fight. it still has to make it through a floor vote. >>> republican presidential candidate tim pawlenty taking shots at gop rivals michele bachmann today telling nbc's meet the press that bachmann has a nonexistent record of accomplishment during her three terms in congress. last month's poll in early voting iowa showed bachmann ahead of the pack, but pawlenty says don't count him out so soon. >> these early polls are not a good indicator of anything. if they were, rudy giuliani or hillary clinton would be president of the united states. t
Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
a balanceed budget amendment. congressman jordan, you are a big sponsor of this. president obama says it would cut medicare and social security much more deeply than paul ryan's budget plan. >> it mirrors the budget proposal that house passed earlier this year. we like to do it as a common sense american plan. americans know we're spend toog much, we're headed for a cliff, we're headed for bankruptcy. let's cut spending in year one, cap it as a percentage of our economy going forward. everyone understands our government is getting too big. do something historic. for the first time in american history, pass a balanced budget amendment through the house and the senate, send it to the states. have this requirement that everyone else has to live under, make the federal government either has a $14 trillion debt, let's make up with the same requirement everyone else has to abide by. >> chris: since sensible. congressman van hollen, what is wrong with cut, cap and balance and what are the chances it will get through the house, senate and signed by the president? >> no one should be fooled about this.
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. here is fox 5's tish shthompson with -- tisha thompson with the big story. >> reporter: fir and reese -- fire and rescue said the 911 call came in from an apartment on the second floor. the apartment got so hot she couldn't sleep any more. >> i opened the window to get fresh air then it smelled like it was burning outside. the apartment, fire, fire. then they broke the alarm. >> fortunate the fire alarm went off. it evacuated the entire building. we got 27 people, 18 adults and 9 children that have been displaced. >> reporter: as they watched, firefighters tried to save their homes. dan schmidt with fairfax fire and rescue explains the alarm probably saved their lives. no one was injured. neighbors say many apartments are part of the affordable housing program. >> no insurance, nothing at all. no. whatever she had is gone. >> reporter: mohammed hussein helped his sister carry away her mail, the only thing she has left. >> she just got new mattresses delivered from macy's and she was excited bit. the next day, everything is gone. >> re